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Fourteen Energy  Fitness & Fun Lifestyle Facts

The growing consensus among physiologists is that muscle loss, more than any single factor, is

responsible for both the frailty and the diminished vitality associated with old age.


The more muscle tone you have the more calories you burn even when you are sitting still.

 In a study published in the journal of the American Medical Association, a group of nursing home

 residents ages 86-96 underwent a strength training program. All of them had serious chronic

diseases and most of them used walkers or canes. After training just three days a week for 8

weeks, the subjects increased their average strength by 175% and their balance by 48%.

Loss of bone density vastly increases the incidence of osteoporosis, which makes the bones more

fragile. 1 in 2 women and 1 in 5 men over the age of 50 will break a bone mainly because of

osteoporosis.  Hip fractures are the cause of more than 1150 premature deaths each month in the UK. Life style changes, such as weight bearing exercise and eating a diet rich in calcium will

help to build and keep your bones strong (Osteoporosis Society).

In a study of 80 executives over a 9 month period, those who worked out regularly improved their

fitness by 22% and demonstrated a 70% improvement in their ability to make complex decisions

as compared to non-exercisers.

High glycemic foods such as sugary cereal spike energy for short periods, but prompt a crash in as

few as 30 minutes. Even a breakfast traditionally viewed as healthy – toasted white bread and

orange juice, is very high on the glycemic index and therefore a poor source of sustaining energy.

Whole grains and fruits would be among better choices for longer lasting energy.

A study in the journal Ergonomics concluded, mental performance was significantly better in the

physically fit than in the unfit.  Fit workers committed 27% fewer errors on tasks involving

concentration and short term memory as compared to unfit workers.

Laughter boosts your immune system and decreases stress hormones.

Dupont reported a 47.5% reduction in absenteeism over a six year period for participants in a

corporate fitness program.  They also found that such employees used 14% fewer disability days

than non-participants - a total of nearly 12,000 fewer disability days overall.

The primary markers of physical capacity are strength, endurance, flexibility and resilience. These

are precisely the same markers of capacity emotionally, mentally and spiritually.

A glass of white wine has the same calorie content as a bag of crisps.

Eating your meals slowly can help reduce your calorie intake by around 200, according to a study

at the University of Rhode Island USA, as it takes 15-20 minutes for your stomach to tell your

brain you’ve eaten enough.

People with a pessimistic outlook have a tendency to be more susceptible to minor illnesses.

A can of fizzy drink contains 10 teaspoons of sugar.

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